Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Netflix is Now Exclusively Blu Ray

I received an e-mail today from Netflix™ notifying me that I would no longer be able to rent Hd Dvd's because they are going to go exclusively with the Blu Ray format. The worlds largest online movie rental service has now backed Blu Ray, when will Hd Dvd throw in the towel? Hopefully it is sooner rather than later, so we can start seeing all of our favorite movies, tv shows, and documentaries on Blu Ray. I will leave you with the E-mail that I received from Netflix™, and say that hopefully this format massacre is over soon.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ipod Touch 32Gb and Iphone 16gb

Today Apple unleashed the brand new 32Gb ipod touch. The New ipod touch also introduces new apps including Mail,Maps,Weather,Notes,and Stocks just like on the iphone. You may say oh so what it has more disk space and a few more apps, but thats not where I am going with this article. Apple also announced today the 16Gb iphone which is a big step this foreshadows a 32gb model with 3G capabilities. Apple never ceases to amaze me with how frequently they upgrade there products, it can be good and bad. All I know is I am happy with my 8Gb iphone for now and will be holing out for a 32Gb one with 3G which I believe to be on the way in the near future.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Active Lifestyle Expo-Huntington Beach, California

Today was the second day of the Active Lifestyle Expo in Huntington Beach so over here at OcMinute we decided to go check it out. It was a big expo with hundreds of people and a lot of vendors promoting there products. Our first stop was the Verve energy drink stand where we got to taste there offering of a totally pure and vitamin rich energy drink, it was an awesome drink with no bad aftertaste like other drinks in the same category, visit there site at Http://VPureEnergy.com. After that we checked around all the other booths like the Crocs booth where hoards of people were buying there products. The expo it self was well organized and very highly attended with people coming in off the street and signing up for the 5k marathon. The expo is free for everyone and is can provide a fun day at the beach, it is located across the street from the Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach down PCH. So if you are looking for a good time head down there and get active!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Track Tigers at the Discovery Scienece Center

,The exhibit "Tigers: Tracking a Legend" has officially opened today at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. There are no live Tigers in the exhibit space, but visitors can do numerous things like learn about the physics behind a tiger bite, and try to mimic there growls and roars along with numerous other things.

Filmmaker Carol Amore spent years studying tigers in the wilds of India and, in 2001, spent six months following a tigress and her cubs. In the years since, she has produced a film about her experiences, then a book, and finally the traveling exhibit.

The Folino Theater at Chapman University will host a free screening at 7 p.m. Friday of Amore's one-hour documentary, also called "Tigers: Tracking a Legend." The theater is at 283 N. Cypress St. in Orange.

"If you help someone care," Amore said, "then they have already taken the biggest step toward conservation."

The tiger exhibit is making its world premiere at the Discovery Science Center and will be open there until early May. Admission to the center includes the exhibit and costs $12.95 for adults and $9.95 for children up to 17 years old.

The science center is at 2500 N. Main St. in Santa Ana.

-Orange County Register

Click Here For A Video of the Exhibit

Microsoft looking to Buy Yahoo

Browsing the web I found that Microsoft is now looking to buy Yahoo it was proposed this morning.If this were to go through it will be huge. Here is the official press release:

"Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) today announced that it has made a proposal to the Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Board of Directors to acquire all the outstanding shares of Yahoo! common stock for per share consideration of $31 representing a total equity value of approximately $44.6 billion. Microsoft's proposal would allow the Yahoo! shareholders to elect to receive cash or a fixed number of shares of Microsoft common stock, with the total consideration payable to Yahoo! shareholders consisting of one-half cash and one-half Microsoft common stock. The offer represents a 62 percent premium above the closing price of Yahoo! common stock on Jan. 31, 2008.

The Nightlife

Bobby McGee's
200 S. State College Blvd, Brea, Orange County, CA
Lounge/Bar, Nightclub

Famous for its Great American Cuisine & Nightly Entertainment
Featuring service staff that dress up as famous Cartoon, Movie, TV and Celebrity characters.
Happy Hour - Monday through Friday - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Club Rio
1401 S. Lemon St., Orange County, CA

Club Rio is located in Fullerton California and is the longest and most succesful night club in Orange county for the last 7 years, with a new look and remodel it is prime for the elite 18 and over crowd and ready for action. This club has a capacity of 1000 people, a smoking patio that holds another 60 people and amazing drinks specials.

Fitzgeralds Irish Pub
19171 Magnolia St., Orange County, CA
Live Music, Nightclub, Sports bar

Fitzgeralds Irish Pub has quickly become the best venue in Orange County to see live local music. With 2 pool tables, video games, Old School Punk jukebox, you can't help but enjoy yourself. Fitzgeralds is also a great place to catch your favorite college or pro-sporting events, with 10 TV'S and 2 big screens you will never miss a play. We are the proud home of the Raiders Club and Anaheim Angels. Come on by and check us out and see great local bands like The Crowd, Agent Orange, The Dickies, HB Surroundsound, Broken Bottles, Thrill Deluxe and many other upcoming bands.

Fox Sports Grill
31 Fortune Drive, Orange County, CA
Sports Bar, Lounge/Bar, Nightclub, Restaurant

Upscale Sports Bar and nightclub with dozens of Huge Big Screen TV's and a terrific sound system! Dancing and nightclub mingling selected nights, too. Great food, full bars.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Introducing OcMinute

Welcome to OcMinute, the blog dedicated to everything that is OC. Orange County is an amazing place to live and to visit, now you can see what is happening in and around it from restaurants to the hottest clubs. We will also be posting about the newest technologies from around the world whether it be the next big phone or that new hot mp3 player we are the place to go to find out about it.